This award was generously supported by the Prudential Foundation. _
Pat Bowie is an actress who has graced stages across the United States and London in roles such as Aunt Ester in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean, Mrs. Zulu in Tug Yourgrau’s Song of Jacob Zulu, and Amanda in Noel Coward’s Private Lives. Equally at home working with emerging companies, Broadway productions, and the leading institutions of the not-for-profit theater, she has acted in world premieres, canonical classics, and contemporary masterworks. While she has done extensive television work in both Britain and the United States, and is a highly respected recording artist as well, it is her fierce commitment to the work of regional theaters that has distinguished her as a vital collaborator with a host of contemporary actors, directors, and playwrights.
Gem of the Ocean, 2006; photo courtesy Harlan Taylor